Monthly Archives: July 2009

Fanny Jackson Coppin

Unidentified Photographer, [Tag Day: Mrs. Fanny Jackson Coppin], 1914 This object, or tag, featuring Fanny Jackson Coppin (1837–1913), was given to contributors who donated money on Tag Day. The charity was probably Virginia C.B.M.M.S, possibly in Norfolk, Virginia, where president … Continue reading

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Danny Lyon and the Chicago Outlaws

Danny Lyon, Cal on the Springfield Run, 1966 Danny Lyon, Dayton, Ohio, 1966 Using a Rolleiflex, a Nikon reflex, and a seven-pound tape recorder, Danny Lyon documented and rode with the motorcycle club, the Chicago Outlaws. Using a photographer-as-participant approach, Lyon … Continue reading

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NYC Triathlon

Tod Papageorge, L’eggs Mini Marathon, 1979 The Nautica New York City Triathlon is an Olympic Distance race consisting of a 1500m swim, a 40k bike, and a 10k run.  The race begins with a swim in the Hudson River before … Continue reading

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Lady Liberty

Martin Munkacsi, [Woman in Front of Statue of Liberty, New York], 1937 On July 4, 2009 the Statue of Liberty, located on Liberty Island in the New York Harbor, was opened to the public for the first time in eight … Continue reading

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Views of Paris

Eugene Atget, Rue Daubenton, Un Coin de la rue Daubenton, 1910 Eugene Atget, Hotel de Luzignan, 8 Rue Elzevir, 1901 Eugene Atget, Escalier, 25 Rue des Blank Manteaux, 1903–04 “I can say that I posses all of Old Paris” – … Continue reading

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The Moon

W. J. Moulton, Son, Moon & Stars, ca. 1864 Unidentified photographer, [Unidentified Man], ca. 1920-40 The New York Times, The Moon: A New Frontier, August 3, 1969 Lunar Orbiter I, ca. 1969 Vik Muniz, Memory Rendering of the Man on … Continue reading

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Billie Holiday died 50 years ago today

Herman Leonard, Billie Holiday, NYC, 1949 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC (and John Coltrane died 42 years ago today…)

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Dead or sleeping?

Bruce Davidson, Horse, Wales, from the “Welsh Miners” series, 1965 Henri Cartier-Bresson, The Bowery, New York, 1947

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Le quatorze juillet… Vive la Nation!

Regards, July 13, 1939, No. 287 Robert Capa, [Bastille Day parade float featuring the Soviet writer Maxim Gorky, who was revered by the international Communist movement and had died a few weeks earlier, Paris], July 14, 1936 Robert Capa, [Dancing … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the NAACP

The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), founded in 1909, is celebrating its centennial in New York this week. The organization’s mission is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons … Continue reading

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